As you start to prepare to bathe in sunrays and tan over the summer, you are probably ready for some muscle building tips. First and foremost, make sure you eat your biggest meal an hour after you work out. Constantly, push yourself to get better at weightlifting, push yourself to lift more, heavier weights or do more repetitions or sets of your routines.
For your lower half, squats are your friend. They are excellent for muscles building in your legs. Dead-lifts are another friend of yours; they are excellent for your back, your arms, and your abdominal muscles.
Another tip for muscle building is to learn proper positions and form. You do not want to waste your time performing the positions poorly or incorrectly. Therefore, you may want to watch videos of the positions first to avoid injury and to have effective workouts.
In addition, you may want to balance your body. Do not focus your workouts on one part of your body. Target training does not work; the body is a connected set of muscles and you should work out all the muscles in connection to your trouble areas. So, put equal focus on chest, back, shoulders, abdominals, legs, buttocks, calves, and so on.
By the same token, you want to be gentle when you start weightlifting. You are not a professional right away, and you are not advanced right away either. Be gentle with yourself, and remember that you will make mistakes like any rookie. You do not become advanced overnight. You need to make mistakes, trip on the weights like I did (Okay, I still do sometimes), in order to become an advanced. Shrug off your shoulders, let the mistakes roll off of you, and smile. Oftentimes, people think of weightlifting as this torturous activity and it really does not have to be like that at all. You can enjoy it. In fact, I advise you to try to make it fun. Play music in the background, watch your favorite shows, listen to the radio, exercise with a friend, whatever works for you—maybe you need all of these things to have a successful workout session. But, remember, the more fun it is, the more likely it is that you will want to work out.
Next, never over-complicate working out. It is simple: eat healthy, eat enough, work out with Somanabolic Muscle Maximizer, and have fun. Period. There is nothing more to it. And, while we are at it, do not be one of those people who say they will get in shape, but then keep missing workouts (I am guilty of this one). Use your desire for a healthier, stronger body as your motivation to work out.
Try to keep in mind that you are going to be sore for a while as you work out. It is a sign that your muscles worked hard. Do not be discouraged by the soreness. Instead, use it as a motivational sign: you are making progress.
Finally, let us discuss a note about food and health. You need to be consuming enough protein, enough dense foods that will keep you energized through the workout. Make sure you are drinking enough water to stay hydrated. The advice I got from teachers and trainers is: if you are peeing a lot, you are doing something right! So, drink lots and lots of water. Last, and definitely far from being least important, you need to be asleep at least eight hours a night and even give yourself the right to take naps. I swear by naps. They make your day less exhausting.
Thanks for reading. See you next week!